Code:
ATN/RF-16338-RG-4
Initiative:
Seed fund
FONTAGRO Amount:
USD 30.000
Counterpart Amount:
USD 80.642
Execution time
12 Months
Total Amount:
USD 110.642
Participating countries:
Colombia Colombia Argentina Argentina Chile Chile Ecuador Ecuador Uruguay Uruguay
Funding source:
FONTAGRO Amount 27% Other agencies 0% Counterpart Amount 73%

Executive Summary

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During the 22nd annual meeting of the FONTARGO (Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology ) board of directors, held on thr 4th and 5th of October, 2018, in Guayaquil, Ecuador, a need was expressed for a regional platform. Of genome editing in the agricultural sector. As a result of the discussion it was decided to create an initiative to strengthen programs in this sector by applyin gene editing and collaborating through a regional platform. It was further decided to hold a workshop titled " The gene editing workshop-Fondo semilla – Fontagro in crops and livestock for Lating America and the Caribbean in Colombia." The goals of this workshop were to present and illustrate state of the art technologies and approaches in genome editing in food crops and animals and to propose collaborative future projects. Since then, two work groups have been analyzing the feasibility of building a regional platform to strengthen the capacity of genetic research in the region.

The workshop, organized by AGROSAVIA, was conducted in Bogota, Colombia, from October 16th to 18th, 2019. Expert speakers from 7 countries gave talks on current projects on gene editing. Likewise, the participating agents of FONTARGO (Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Chile and Argentina) presented briefs on how their individual programs were improving. After these presentations, a discussion was held in which two proposals were formulated), one for the Andean and another does the Cono Sur region. 

The main goal of the workshop was to define the final version of the formulated consensual projects for the conformation of a Genome editing platform in crops and livestock for LAC. In addition, during the workshop, experiences and results of research projects carried out on the different countries on genetic improvement of plant and livestock were shared. This included the use of new technologies such as genomic selection and gene editing, genetic transformation among others. At the same time,the international invited referents on the subject shared their expertise through oral presentations about the state of the art on regulations of the application of gene editing in agriculture.

The technological solution

The workshop was useful to share knowledge and experiences on editing and to formulate two projects on gene editing with the goal of conforming a platform on genome editing to strengthen genetic improvement programs in LAC.

Results

The workshop, organized by AGROSAVIA, was conducted in Bogota, Colombia, from October 16th to 18th, 2019. Expert speakers from 7 countries gave talks on current projects on gene editing. Likewise, the participating agents of FONTARGO (Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay, Chile and Argentina) presented briefs on how their individual programs were improving. After these presentations, a discussion was held in which two proposals were formulated), one for the Andean and another does the Cono Sur region.

The main goal of the workshop was to define the final version of the formulated consensual proposals for the conformation of a Genome editing platform in crops and livestock for LAC. In addition, during the workshop, experiences and results of research projects carried out on the different countries on genetic improvement of plant and livestock were shared. This included the use of new technologies such as genomic selection and gene editing, genetic transformation among others. At the same time, the international invited referents on the subject shared their expertise through oral presentations about the state of the art on the applications and regulations of the technology of gene editing in crops and livestock.

Beneficiaries

  • The workshop directly benefited 18 representatives from Argentina, Ecuador, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay.
  • Indirectly, the workshop benefited 7 assistants other than the representatives of each country.

Sustainable Development Goals

No poverty Zero Hunger Climate action Partnerships for the goals

Main donors

Participating Organizations

Executor
  • Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (AGROSAVIA) - Colombia
Co-executor
  • Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIA) - Chile
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria (INIA) - Uruguay
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIAP) - Ecuador
  • Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) - Argentina
Associated
  • Programa Cooperativo para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Agroalimentario y Agroindustrial del Cono Sur (PROCISUR) - Uruguay

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Sponsors
BID
IICA
With the support of
Fondo Coreano de Alianza para el Conocimiento en Tecnología e Innovación (KPK)